A Rare Cause of Pacemaker Failure: Interatrial Block


Address for correspondence: Dr. Sabri Demircan, Department of Cardiology, Ondokuz Mayis University Medical Faculty, 55139 – Kurupelit, SAMSUN / TURKEY. Fax: +00-90-362-4577146; E-mail: sabridemircan@yahoo.com


Pacemaker and implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICD) systems are useful in detection and differentiation of many symptomatic and asymptomatic arrhythmias. In this report, we described a rare condition that caused by failure in detection of a clinical tachyarrhythmia by a dual chamber pacemaker that implanted because of intermittent atrioventricular (AV) block and sinus node disease in a 46-year-old patient. In our case, bidirectional interatrial block was demonstrated; and the symptoms associated with high ventricular rate caused by left atrial tachyarrhythmias relieved after AV node ablation.